The side-by-side barreled shotgun was the gun of choice for most bird hunters in the 19th and early 20th centuries. While the over-and-under barreled shotgun became more popular in the 20th century, the side-by-side continued to hold a special place among wing shooters. Wilson feels this continued use is caused by a combination of nostalgia, the beauty feel of the gun, and a certain grace this gun possesses that no other gun can match. He discusses the Vintagers, also known as the Order of Edwardian Gunners, which formed in 1994. This group not only appreciates the double-barreled gun, but many members like to dress in clothing of the Edwardian era (1895-1914), when they are in the field.